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#1 The Daddy_merged

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 06:06 PM

http://www.bbc.co.uk...league/23377822

 

Cornish Rebels reach south west cup final and play Devon.



#2 deluded pom?

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 06:10 PM

Who said expansion was dead?

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#3 The Daddy_merged

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 06:16 PM

Who said expansion was dead?

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#4 Lobbygobbler

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 07:47 PM

Bit harsh. The new proposal will speed up expansion, as it will allow faster access to SL for new teams



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 07:57 AM

Bit harsh. The new proposal will speed up expansion, as it will allow faster access to SL for new teams

Faster bankruptcy for expansion teams needing to overspend to stay in super league
Rugby League is a sport that desperately needs to expand its geographical supporter base and its player base. This imperative means that all other requirements are secondary until this is done.

All power in the game should be with governing bodies, especially international governing bodies.

Without these actions we will remain a minor sport internationally and nationally.

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 09:05 AM

Bit harsh. The new proposal will speed up expansion, as it will allow faster access to SL for new teams

And do you think that the Cornish RL team are aiming for SL? Or maybe they are just having a bit of fun? Either way, access to the top flight is completely irrelevant to situations like this.

No I don't care if you're if you're into different bands

No cause for so much hatred, I'm just a different man

Pull off that cover, I will too, and learn to understand

With music deep inside we'll make world unity our plan

 

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#7 Pie tries

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Posted 20 July 2013 - 09:14 AM

Well done Cornwall !

#8 audois

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 10:58 AM

Listened in to build up of this game on BBC Radio Cornwall. Had their main rugby correspondent live from the ground. What I find interesting is that certain localities nation wide mostly rural can accommodate newcomers better. Cornwall like Cumbria dont have a lot of pro soccer to clogg things up. Did BBC Radio Sheffield give live commentary from the Shay yesterday for Eagles match? It was fun picking up Cornwall's content yesterday afternoon; club cricket updates along with Muirfield, Cornwall Rebels-Devon Sharks and Lords Test.

Edited by audois, 24 July 2013 - 12:35 PM.

si tu (remi casty) devais envoyer un fax au president guasch?
"Un grand bravo pour tout ce que vous avez fait, et merci de m'avoir embarqué dans cette aventure."


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#9 Lobbygobbler

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 11:22 AM

And do you think that the Cornish RL team are aiming for SL? Or maybe they are just having a bit of fun? Either way, access to the top flight is completely irrelevant to situations like this.


Dunno - would be great to have a Cornish team in SL though. Seems to be a strong RU but neglected RU area (England RU doesnt seem to play any tests in SW England). Analogous to the way RL treats Cumbria

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 11:30 AM

Dunno - would be great to have a Cornish team in SL though. Seems to be a strong RU but neglected RU area (England RU doesnt seem to play any tests in SW England). Analogous to the way RL treats Cumbria

England RU plays all its internationals at Twickenham. Exceptions are very rare. 



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Posted 21 July 2013 - 11:45 AM

England RU plays all its internationals at Twickenham. Exceptions are very rare.

England A(Saxons or whatever their called) and their junior sides play at grounds around the country, mostly in the bath, Bristol and the west country.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:16 PM

Dunno - would be great to have a Cornish team in SL though. Seems to be a strong RU but neglected RU area (England RU doesnt seem to play any tests in SW England). Analogous to the way RL treats Cumbria

 

 

Dunno - would be great to have a Cornish team in SL though. Seems to be a strong RU but neglected RU area (England RU doesnt seem to play any tests in SW England). Analogous to the way RL treats Cumbria

 

That's so true...never understand why Cornwall never went to Rugby League from the start.



#13 Northern Sol

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:31 PM

That's so true...never understand why Cornwall never went to Rugby League from the start.

Too far.

 

Remember that the early leagues were Lancashire and Yorkshire based with a play-off between the two "conferences" to determine the overall winner. Games between Lancs and Yorks sides were too expensive for many sides. We lost sides in places like Ripon, Morecambe etc early on and never recovered them. What chance did a side in Redruth have?



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:31 PM

Cornwall is one of the most deprived areas in the country once you come away from the coast. It's hard to imagine any significant sporting entity emerging from there and enjoying sustained success.

However, that's not a reason not to aim for increased participation rates at amateur level. The aim must be to have enough teams within the county to have a meaningful competition as I think the step above to serious amateur level is a massive task given the travel distances/times involved.

#15 Northern Sol

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:39 PM

It's not just the deprivation. It's also the lack of population centres. Liverpool is deprived but it still has two Premier League football teams. Cornwall is like Cumbria without Carlisle.



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 07:48 PM

It's not just the deprivation. It's also the lack of population centres. Liverpool is deprived but it still has two Premier League football teams. Cornwall is like Cumbria without Carlisle.


Fair comment, Truro is about a third of the size of Carlisle I'd guess.

#17 Johnoco

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 09:41 PM

Liverpool is hardly deprived.

No I don't care if you're if you're into different bands

No cause for so much hatred, I'm just a different man

Pull off that cover, I will too, and learn to understand

With music deep inside we'll make world unity our plan

 

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#18 nadera78

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 08:24 AM

Too far.

 

Remember that the early leagues were Lancashire and Yorkshire based with a play-off between the two "conferences" to determine the overall winner. Games between Lancs and Yorks sides were too expensive for many sides. We lost sides in places like Ripon, Morecambe etc early on and never recovered them. What chance did a side in Redruth have?

Hang on, you mean to say there was no promotion and relegation?


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#19 audois

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 11:40 AM

Cornwall had a tradition of sending players North years back. Graham Paul played with distinction for Hull KR 'Cornish Express' and played on the wing against the Chemics in the 1964 Wembley Final. Ted Bonner and wing Mike Blackmore may be from Devon. Wasn't there a centre who did well at Wigan in the 1970's (Rowe?) who may have played at St Ives.

Edited by audois, 24 July 2013 - 11:41 AM.

si tu (remi casty) devais envoyer un fax au president guasch?
"Un grand bravo pour tout ce que vous avez fait, et merci de m'avoir embarqué dans cette aventure."


"Just as we had been Cathars, we were treizistes, men apart."
Jean Roque, Calendrier-revue du Racing-Club Albigeois, 1958-1959


"It involves matters much greater than drafting the new rules...the original and existing games have their own powerful appeal to their players and public and have the sentiments which history inspires"
Harold 'Jersey' Flegg 1933

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Posted 24 July 2013 - 12:22 PM

Dunno - would be great to have a Cornish team in SL though. Seems to be a strong RU but neglected RU area (England RU doesnt seem to play any tests in SW England). Analogous to the way RL treats Cumbria


Union isn't neglected in Cornwall. One of the strongest clubs in the Rugby Union 2nd Division is Penzance & Newlyn and there are a couple of other senior Union clubs in the County too.

In Premiership terms the Cornwall comes under the RFU academy at Exeter. Any rugby talent in the county will be directed in Exeter's direction.

If you are interested this is how the RFU carves England up for player development purposes. Each county Union is affiliated to a senior club.

http://www.rfu.com/t...rugby/locations




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